A Day To Remember, Code Orange, Mastodon and more for Download Festival 2022
Next year’s Download Festival has just gotten a whoooooole lot bigger with 20 new bands announced for the line-up.
Joining already-announced headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro, plus the likes of Korn and Megadeth, are (in alphabetical order): A Day To Remember, Baroness, Black Veil Brides, Bury Tomorrow, Cassyette, Code Orange, Creeper, Death Blooms, Dragged Under, Gender Roles, Ice Nine Kills, Malevolence, Mastodon, Meet Me @ The Altar, MYLES KENNEDY & Company, Myles Kennedy (Acoustic), Normandie, Obituary, Shinedown, THICK and Volbeat.
Plus, the festival has also just announced day splits, so you can start planning your weekend now!
Download Festival will take place at Donington Park on June 10 – 12, 2022. Check out the new, updated poster below:
“Like everyone, we were all hugely disappointed when the global pandemic forced the cancellation of Download 2020 which would have been Maiden’s seventh time headlining here,” Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson previously stated. “So we are delighted to be invited back and fulfil our ambition of playing Donington Park in every decade since the 1980s!
“As most people know, this festival is hallowed ground for us – and Eddie! – and our fans’ vocal support and enthusiasm is always phenomenal and much appreciated. We can’t wait to see everyone again, and are determined to make the show one hell of a party and the greatest homecoming ever!”
“I’ve said it before, Download Festival audiences are the best,” added KISS’ Gene Simmons. “They are up for whatever is thrown at them. KISS is going to come fully prepared to rock their world in 2022 to say thank you for always showing up for us.”
“Download will be the culmination of 47 years of unapologetic bombast and spectacle,” announced Paul Stanley. “We will make this a fitting farewell to a country and its people whose music remains the blood in our veins.”
Rock anti-heroes Black Veil Brides make a relatively understated return with their latest concept album, The Phantom Tomorrow.
YUNGBLUD will be taking his Life On Mars tour to North America early next year with support from Palaye Royale, Charlotte Sands, poutyface and UPSAHL.